Lily Allen - It’s Not Me, It’s You (2 stars)

This article is from 2009.

Lily Allen - It’s Not Me, It’s You

(EMI)

POP

Sly satirical lyricist, or still just a fringe with an almighty gob, whatever your hopes for her second album, Lily hasn’t blossomed. Insistently banging on about boys and beans on toast, the candid exposé our nail-painting populace were promised amounts to little more than a few well-placed swearies, some lame sex and some sugar-coated spraff about celebs ‘putting shit up their noses’. Of course, there’s a giggle to be had. Some of the lines are golden and the pick’n’mix pop of Greg Kurstin’s production – referencing jazz, dance, and even country – is enough to make Woolworths spin. But a Skinneresque mouthpiece for a shattered generation? Whatevs Lily Allen.

Lily Allen

Chart-topping sunny pop, often with a melancholy lyrical undertone or some caustic social comment, from one of the UK's most idiosyncratic stars.

Albert Hall, Manchester

Sun 16 Dec

Sold out

Barrowland, Glasgow

Thu 13 Dec

£37.50 / 0141 552 4601

O2 Institute, Birmingham

Fri 14 Dec

£41.80 / 0844 844 0444

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